Monday, 9 May 2016

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway Armoured Train

My daughters used to like a ride on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway when they were younger.

While working on my latest wargame project I came across this: Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway Armoured Train.

And before anyone laughs, they are credited with an He111, Me109 and Do17 during the Battle of Britain....and there's not many light railways with that record.

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  1. It is one of those projects that I would love to make, but it would be tricky in 10mm. Still I always love reading articles on this:)

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    1. Add it to the potential wargaming projects that may happen when you retire. :)

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    2. Dear Steve J. You could perhaps get away with N gauge humans about 9mm high as the railway is not a normal size any way

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  2. I always like to see this kind of pictures and to read some historical background! Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. I love the RH&DLR and have ridden on its trains many times. In fact we took the train from Dungeness to the end of the line and back again while we were on our Easter holiday last month. The line has a museum/model train setup open to visitors and it includes loads of pictures of the armored train.

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    2. There are some great places to visit along the line, Lee.

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  3. This is so cool! I know from have spoke to some of the elderly folks who were around at the time that the Germans often attacked the rail lines to try to disrupt supply lines an infrastructure so it would only make sense to have something like this to protect them. Glad to see it worked!

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    1. The whole idea is so wonderfully English.

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  4. Dear John,

    I'll be darned. Did it mount anything bigger than Vickers?

    I fondly recall our visit to Dymchurch.

    Dave

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    1. Get back to work, Drake. I want to read more novels.

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  5. Dear John,
    Me again. I took another careful look at the weapon facing the viewer: that's a Boys Rifle! Barrel length and the magazine feeding into the top of the receiver. I'd originally thought that I was seeing part of the rail line paraphernalia.
    Dave

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    1. Each carriage has a little open turret with a Boys and a Lewis Gun like the contempary Morris AC. further back each carriage mounted another Lewis on an AA mount.

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